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Case opened over the Russian strike that wounded a Radio Liberty journalist

19.01.2024, 11:22

The law enforcement officers have opened criminal proceedings on the fact of the Russian shelling, as a result of which Dmytro Yevchyn, a journalist of Krym.Realii (a project of Radio Liberty) was wounded while conducting professional activities, reports the website of the Prosecutor General's Office.

Proceedings were opened under the procedural leadership of the Pologh district prosecutor's office of the Zaporizhia region on the fact of violation of the laws and customs of war (Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). The investigation is ongoing.

As the IMI reported, Dmytro Yevchyn, a reporter for Krym.Realii (a Radio Liberty project), was injured by a Russian artillery strike in the Zaporizhzhia oblast on the morning of January 17. The Russians targeted the man, who was wearing a PRESS vest, reported the army corps No. 10.

"In a modern war, artillery rounds are rarely fired without guidance from an unmanned aerial vehicle, so the Russian army targeted a person with a bright inscription 'PRESS' on his bulletproof vest, which should guarantee that the wearer is protected by international humanitarian law. But no international treaties stop the Russian occupying army from committing crimes," said the military.

The IMI monitors Russia's crimes against the media and journalists in Ukraine. In the year and ten months since the start of the full-scale invasion, Russia has committed 548 crimes against journalists and media in Ukraine.

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